The Pine Bluff Branch of the NAACP will host its annual Emancipation Proclamation Program at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, 3201 W. Second Ave. The community is invited to attend the event.

The theme is “Steadfast and Immovable.” The Rev. Dr. Larry C. Battles is the host pastor and Police Chief Ivan Whitfield is president of the Pine Bluff NAACP Branch.

The keynote speaker will be Rev. Clark Thomas, pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at Sherrill. The Rev. Robert Handley, pastor of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church, will introduce the speaker and New Salem Choir will provide the music.